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officer sean collier, for reasons we do not understand yet and may never understand they open fire on him. the word that has been used for that was an assassination by police. police have called it an assassination. from there, they move to hijack a vehicle from a man who was driving a mercedes bins. they take the vehicle and drive it into water town. they release the man will he let him go. what the man leaves behind is a cell phone. that allows watertown police officers and other officials to track him down because they ping the cell phone and they find the vehicle in watertown. >> bill: let me stop threw. i understand there are two vehicles now. one vehicle the hijacked mercedes and the other a stolen honda; is that correct? >> yes. the vehicle that was driven. stolen suv and honda following close behind. but what happened was both suspects eventually enter the mercedes bins suv and with the hijacked victim for a short period of time. >> why didn't they kill him? >> we don't know yet. there is is a report out there that the reason they didn't kill him because he was not an american. we
-old mit campus police officer sean collier owho was allegedly am burekd by the brothers was held in massachusetts. meanwhile, the number of injured has increased to 264 people. many still suffer ringing in the ears from the deafening sound of the bombs. kaelyn katz was severely injured in the leg and thought she would die. i didn't think i was going to make it when he laid me down in the alley. there was a good amount of bleeding. i made a phone call to my sister and was more concentrated on saying my good byes which is so sad. >> and tonight the brothers estranged sisters bella and elena who live in new jersey issued a statement to the lawyers condemning the attack. they have said our heart goes out to the innocent rims have. they called it a callus act devastating their families. they also said that they don't have any answers and are awaiting a thorough investigation. meanwhile tomorrow vice president joe biden and his wife will be here. they will be attending a memorial service on the campus of mit for the slain officer collier who was not that much older than the students of
.i.t. police officer sean collier who was gunned down allegedly by the suspects last thursday night. the funeral mass began at 10:00 a.m. it ended around 11:30. but while that funeral was still under way, a top republican senator went on national television and said this. >> when it comes to boston, how in the world could we have missed these two guys? the russians told us about the older brother. my problem with this administration is that their policies are failing. they do not believe that we're at war. >> the obama administration is failing? what you see there is the senator pivoting from legitimate questions about the fbi to using those questions to undermine the president and his entire national security policy. it's unfair and, more than that, it's wrong. while a terror victim, a fallen police officer, were being laid to rest, senator graham was on fox news to use the boston tragedy as an excuse to dredge up tired, old complaints about benghazi. >> what do i mean by upping our game? making sure that when the ambassador in libya tells the state department and the department of
was killed, sean collier was laid to rest. >> i see no reason why our constitution is not strong enough to convict this young man, with a jury trial, bill of rights. we do it to horrible people all the time, rapists and murders and gate lawyers and juries. i think we do a good job of justice so i human being we can tight through our court system. >> neil: senator rand paul last night. is he right? our leaguele -- legal eagles. what he is saying is, lock, i can understand the argument to want to make this suspect an enemy combatant but will actually get quicker, swifter, better justice using our existing court system. he is a u.s. citizen, for one, and it will yield quicker results. what do you make of that? >> i agree with that, neil. i was at minnesotaly opposed to bringing those guys from gitmo into the southern district of new york forever but in this instance i think this guy should be tried, provided with his rights under the constitution, and convicted and executed for what he did. look, our bill of rights and our constitution is the founding of -- the premises pop what our nation
. the three who lost their lives in the blast. amongst them sean collier who was allegedly killed by the suspects. our breaking news tonight on many developments. an official telling us the surviving marathon suspect said he needed a brother motivated in part by the wars in iraq and afghanistan, saying as well that they were self radicalized from the internet. casting doubt on that, however, is the older suspect's trip to russia, including hot beds of radicalism. there's also the interest a year earlier that russian authorities showed in his activities. however, back home the focus on him faded. the lawmakers now want to know why. secretary napolitano getting grilled on capitol hill today, including this from republican senator chuck grassley of iowa. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? um, yes. the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations -- the matter had been closed. >> is it true that his identity document did not match his a
and misery in their wake. m.i.t. police officer, sean collier was shot and killed thursday night. he was all of 26 years old. it all began monday afternoon at the finish line, about a block from where i'm sitting. that was the iconic marathon, the finish line. those explosions, the first one shown here in slow motion ripped through this crowd of spectato spectators, young and old. you can see at least one of the runners collapsing into the street. 178 people wounded, 60 are still in the world, 3 people were killed including 8-year-old martin richard. the ri67ard family released a statement, thanking everyone who helped. we also thank the betweens and quizzes that share images. it worked. tonight our communities once again safe from these two men. none of this will bring our beloved martin back or reverse the injuries these men inflicted on our family and nearly 200 others. after word of dzhokar tsarnaev's capture spread through the city shells visited. it's along poile stop par toll them. it's an poile tore where monday'sple boings happened. listen to this. >> i unfortunately saw some of the
-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. minutes later, shots are fired at m.i.t. a campus police officer, sean collier, is found in his cruiser with multiple gunshots. he's pronounced dead at the hospital. not long after, two men carjack a mercedes suv. watertown police spot that car and then a high-speed chase. >> during the course of that pursuit, several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. in the exchange of the gunfire, we believe that one of the suspects was struck and ultimately taken into custody. >> a transit officer was shot and wounded in the gunfight but police did shoot one man, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, identified as suspect number one and dzhokhar tsarnaev's older brother. he later dies at a hospital, strapped to his body, bombs. dzhokhar tsarnaev is still on the run and an american city is put on lockdown. >> there is a massive manhunt under way. >> full neighborhoods are evacuated and watertown looks like a ghost town while a massive manhunt begins for the second brother, the nation begins to learn just who these men are. the older brother who was married
sean collier. investiga investigators say he was shot and killed about an hour before the end of his shift thursday night by the alleged bombing suspect suspects. the hearse passed his home on the way to the park where a candlelight vigil was held last night. he was only 26 years old. it is proof that the entire city of boston is beginning to heal. thousands of people flooded fenway park with one message. we are boston strong. >> we are one. we are boston. we are strong. >> as the flag flew at half-staff over the legendary ballpark a special pregame ceremony honored the victims and the heroes of the bombings, and the word boston was stitched across the team's home jerseys instead of red sox, and the game jerseys will be auctioned off with the funds going to those who are most impacted by the tragedy. hundreds of volunteers were introduce and first responders and the mayor and the police commissioner and police forces. the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by a firefighter who saved a young boy who was hurt in the blast, and the famous father/son marathon team. >>> coming thup mor
, officer donahue was injured and the suspect shot and killed an m.i.t. police officer, sean collier. various memorials right now being planned to honor collier. >>> 5:03. they are known as enemies in the world of sports. new york is continuing to show its support for boston. last night, a candle light vigil was held for the boston marathon attacks in brooklyn. they held candles, boughed their heads in prayer. many held pictures of victims and others carried signs saying boston proud. >> a boy from martinez wounded getting a special visit from a few bay area sports stars coming days after the first lady, michelle obama, spent some time with 11-year-old erin herd in a boston hospital. more on what's shaping up to be a very, very cool day for a young man. good morning. >> reporter: aaron hern has no shortage of support here in martinez from the community at-large and his friends here at the junior high school. first lady, michelle obama, reached out for a visit. now, members of the oakland a's are going to visit him in his hospital. doctors say he is showing great progress now. he is o
.i.t. police officer, 26-year-old sean collier, who was sitting in his patrol car. now, police hope that the surviving suspect will be able to give them some critical information about a possible motive and whether any more people were involved. nbc's katy tur has been live with us from boston throughout the week. katy, catch us up to speed. tell us how it all went down last night. >> reporter: well, it all went down thursday night starting around 10:30. that was an m.i.t. police officer, sean collier, as you just said, who was shot and killed in his police cruiser. then there was reports of a carjacking in cambridge. they found their suspects in watertown. the police gave pursuit, found them in watertown and engaged in a shootout. that happened around 12:30, 1:00 a.m. friday morning. during that shootout, as you said, the suspect number one, the older brother, was shot and then later died at the hospital. the younger brother, suspect number two, the guy that they caught last night, then fled the scene. they were looking for him for almost the entire day. watertown went into a compl
.i.t. police officer, sean collier. the fbi's hostage rescue team pulled tsarnaev from his hiding spot last night after tossing flash bang grenades, after which she was tre he was treated on the scene. as he was taken away, waves of jubilation and relief rolled through the streets of watertown. residents who had been under lockdown for most of the day cheered as the ambulance rolled past marking an end to the manhunt. >> yay. >> thank you! >> whoo! >> a lot of appreciation for the work the cops and other investigators did there. >>> at the white house last night, after the capture, president obama applauded law enforcement officials, but said there's more work to do in the coming investigation. >> obviously tonight there's still many unanswered questions. among them -- why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks, and did they receive any help. the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and liv
do now know the name of the mitt campus police officer who was killed. sean collier was 26 years old. he was the one that was gunned down by these two brothers. i am now -- msnbc is continuing coverage all day long. i'm handing it off to chris jansing. take it away. >> i am chris jansing andy we are in the middle of the fast breaking news story on the boston marathon terror attacks. two brothers spent a deadly night and morning. one is dead and one suspect is on the run. they think they have him cornered. a third person, a possible accomplice is on a train surrounded from boston to new york stopped in east norwalk, connecticut. we have an unprecedented situation in the boston area. more than one million people are being told to stay in your home. they are on lockdown. heavily armed police hunt for the teen suspect wanted for the deaths of th t
happened. we are not far from mit where the officer sean collier was shot last night and ambushed by the suspects. he was single and on the force for a couple of years. his commanding officer said he was a young man who was one of the guys who really looked at police work as a calling. he was born to be a police officer. 26 years old and single. being mourned in the community. that's what we have here now. a lot of police presence focused on the community and the street where the suspects and their mother and two sisters lived. the area evacuated. heavy police presence and the area that is somewhat tense and for the most part the area is clear trying to understand what's going on. what this family was all about. >> ron allen from nbc news covering two of them. on your screen right now, live pictures from a helicopter over top. earlier on they were unable to fly. there was a no-fly zone over certain areas. we are watching as they zoom in in watertown. an area that is about 32,000 people and separated from the rest of the other areas there in boston. we are also waiting for a news b
.i.t. campus. police say the man shot and killed 26-year-old sean collier, an m.i.t. police officer, who was just sitting in his cruiser. his broad was riddled with several gunshots. the two men car jacked a mercedes suv at gunpoint. police began a chase while those suspects were throwing explosives from the vehicle. they reportedly told that owner of the car they were indeed the marathon bombers, but then miraculously they released the man unharmed. the pursuit moved to watertown. that is where the two suspects opened fire on police. now, a transit police officer, 33-year-old richard donahue jr., was wounded. gunfight has ensued through this night. authorities shot and killed 26-year-old tamer lap sar nav, dubbed suspect number one. his younger brother fled in the suv, ran over his brother while on that escape, and got away from authorities. that is the man who is dead right now. officers discovered an ied strapped to his chest. during all of this, hundreds of thousands of residents were told, stay in place or get home and stay inside and do so immediately. of course, boston, so many co
from here. we don't want anybody else to get injured because we had sean collier killed last night, such a tragedy. he might have recognized them. he might have glanced at them. it might have been the first contact they had since their picture was out and, you know, they went after him. >> you talked about a transformation for dzhokhar from sort of feeling like he was in control and things were going the way he wanted them to go, to feeling like he was very much out of control and sort of freaking out. is there another transportation here from, you know, when they allegedly perpetrated the bombings, they obviously wanted to get away with their lives. has there been another transformation here to where the older brother had explosives strapped to him, where they're in more of a sort of suicide mind state at this point? >> it's hard to read, but the way it could be, the way it looks like a little bit to me, is this was going to be a bombing campaign. i don't believe they built this pressure cook eer that's out the today. i think they had that. i think that was the next one that was g
an m.i.t. security officer, 26-year-old sean collier, shot dead in his cruiser. then reports of a carjacking at gunpoint with the victim held in the car with the suspects for half an hour. driven around to atms and forced to take out $800 in cash before his card was declined and he was dropped off unharmed at a gas station. at that point, the chase was on. with explosive devices reportedly thrown from the car by the suspects. in the shootout that ensued in watertown, elder brother, tamerlan tsarnaev got out of the car with explosives strapped to his chest, firing at police officers. at least one was hit and badly wounded. tamerlan was killed, with dzhokhar reportedly ramming the car through police to flee. and that's where we are this afternoon. with a 19-year-old suspected terrorist killer on the loose. and a city at a standstill. nbc news' national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from boston. mike, just start us off with exactly where this manhunt stands at this very moment, because less than about 20 minutes ago, we understood that there were two s
, 26-year-old sean collier, was shot and killed by the two suspects. the tsarnaevs then car-jacked a mercedes s.u.v. elsewhere in cambridge police say. the two men took the driver to three a.t.m.s machines until they got cash before releasing him. police pursued the s.u.v. into watertown. that's where heavy gunfire and explosions were heard, captured on smartphone video. >> i heard a loud boom and then a rad succession of pop, pop, pop. it sounded like automatic weapons. and then i heard the second explosion. and then there was the smell of something burning in the air. we were still going toward it and then residents from the window shouted, "hey, it's gunfire. don't go that way." >> reporter: superintendent timothy alben of the massachusetts state police: >> the pursuit went into a residential neighborhood not far from here, where there was an exchange of gunfire between watertown police, m.b.t.a. police officer and suspects in that s.u.v. during the course of that pursuit, several explosive devices were discharged from that car at the police officers. in the exchange of t
tense and bloody tragic day, a day in which an mit officer, by the name of sean collier was killed. the day the entire metropolitan boston and local surrounding suburbs were shut down and the t wasn't running. people stayed inside. checking news, monitoring social media bp told solely there was a single armed and extremely dane injurious suspect, on the streets, who along with his brother apparently fired off 200 round. who had possession of it appears improvised explosive diveevices. at the end of that long standoff, amazingly, it appears he has been taken alive. the suspect dzhokar tsarnaev. 19-year-old american citizen, brother of tamerlan tsarnaev. older suspect, 26-year-old, pronounced dead in the hospital. law enforcement on the scene said dzhokar sustained significant blood loss. not surprising since there was that gun battel that pete williams described. given that law enforcement officials noted there was blood streaking out of the car he occupied. you are seeing local residents streaming on to the street. you can see the sense of catharsis which is a completely understand
. >> given he was still out there and armed drn- >> i'm sorry? >> can you tell us more about sean collier? was he shot in cold blood? what do you know about it? >> my assessment of that particular incident is he was assassinated in his cruiser. >> do you know what he was doing there? >> responding to a call for a disturbance. >> given he was out there and still armed, was it a mistake to give the all-clear and let people go outside and have people at risk. >> we certainly did not give an all-clear. colonel was here and spoke eloquently to this. we had no information the suspect was holed up in this particular area. he managed to allude us by being slightly outside of the perimeter we set up. but in truth, we told everybody, that this was a dangerous situation and they should be cautious. this is a very dangerous time in the world. we have to use caution. that's what we ask people to do. thankfully this man who found the suspect did the right thing. he called us right away. called 911 and we were able to take care of the situation. there's no report of explosives with him captured. but i g
, martin richard, lingzi lu all three killed at the finish line of the boston marathon and officer sean collier shot and killed thursday night while police searched for the suspects. >>> and police officers and firefighters from all around the boston area saluted officer collier as a hearse drove his body to a funeral home yesterday. police say it's not clear why one of the suspects shot and killed him. but collier had been responding to a loud disturbance at the time. the 26-year-old had been a police officer for just over a year. >> and new details are trickling in this morning about the bombing suspects and possible ties to islamic extremism. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty at the white house this morning. jill, you are also moscow bureau chief for nine years. you are very familiar with russia. what more do we know about the investigation into the older brother's behavior? >> okay. so that would have been the older brother of course is tamerlan tsarnaev. and we have to go back to early 2011 when the fsb, that's the investigative arms in russia, asked the fbi to talk
surveillance camera and allegedly killed m.i.t. policeman sean collier. take a listen. >> the m.i.t. officer was killed earlier, a couple hours earlier. more than that. but his death led to them attempting to flee and committing a hijacking. and ultimately that hijacking led us to the vehicle. >> as they're going from cambridge to watertown, they're throwing ieds, explosive devices, out of the vehicle? >> they were throwing explosive devices at the police. yes. >> then at that point, they were cornered? >> well, they weren't technically cornered. they aggressively came from the car. they stopped their vehicle. the officer had not put his lights on. there was no attempt to stop them at that time. the officer had been ordered to follow them until additional help got there. they were sending for s.w.a.t. resources. they just stopped when they saw the car and attempted to get the officer. >> that jives up to what one of the witnesses told us, one of the suspect, he saw one of the suspects charge at police and police took him down and was trying to handcuff him on the ground when the other brothe
did lose a friend the night of the shootings when m.i.t. police officer sean collier was shot and killed, police say by the marathon bombers. >>> thousands of people at today's london marathon started the race paying tritribute to the victims of the boston bombings. the nearly 40,000 bombers stood in silence in honor of the victims. mark from seattle was among the runners. he also ran in boston last week. he said the london marathon was a wonderful experience, but last week's tragedy wasn't far from his mind. >> last monday my wife and i were about 200 yards from the finish at boston, and you know, the world fell apart in front of us. the second explosion was probably 100 yards, 100 meters ahead of us. and it got very scary future a little while. >> organizers at the london marathon say they beefed up security for today's events, but police are downplaying the extra security, saying the city is safe, and the extra security was not in response to a specific threat. and stay with us on air and online for continuing coverage of the investigation into the boston marathon bombing.
and another memorial is going to be held wednesday for the officer sean collier who was killed. michael isikoff, dzhokhar was charged today with conspireing. what's the latest with the 19-year-old suspect? >> reporter: well, he has been charged and there is a preliminary court hearing scheduled for may 30th. i have to say it is not at all clear what his medical condition is at this point and whether he is going to be able to appear for that court appearance. the manning straight had to be brought to the hospital. and in the affidavit with those criminal charges, it talks about him suffering gun wounds to the throat, the neck, to the body, multiple gun wounds. what his medical condition will be at this point is not clear. now what is, there are some additional details in this fbi affidavit. and probably what stuck out to me most was this very chilling account of the carjacking that took place in which the victim, coming from the victim, is there with his car. one of the tsarnaev brothers and it is not clear which one, brandishing a gun, taps on the car, gets into the car and says, did yo
.i.t. police officer sean collier, gunned down thursday night allegedly during the suspects' flight to watertown. we honor them all tonight as we have this past week. a short time ago, people gathered on the boston university campus as well to remember lingzi lu, who came here from china to pursue a graduate degree in applied math. her family says that while she was here, she fell in love with this city. tonight, this city returned that love. we also honor the bravery of a young woman i spoke to, a dancer who lost a foot and part of her leg in the bombings but vows tonight she will dance again. you'll hear from her when we visit her in her hospital room and her husband as well. there's also late word on the terror plot that authorities in canada say they have broken up. we begin, though, with a very full day here in boston and our "360's" randi kaye. >> reporter: exactly one week after the bombs went off, there remain as many questions as answers. the man to answer most of them, suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, remains in a hospital bed. sources tell cnn he is communicating with investiga
. krystle campbell, one of the people who died in the bombing, had her funeral today. campbell, sean collier, martin richard and lu lingzi lost their lives. >>> in texans continue to grief for the 14 people killed after the plant exploded and destroyed part of the town. the "new york times" described the mall memorial for first responders this way. they faced each other in two lines in the parking lot of the school, forming two walls of blue as the body of a fellow firefighter was escorted between them in the night. the scale of the disaster could be measured by the length of the ceremony. the firefighters and responders stood in the cold for about two hours, forming an honor guard 12 times for 12 bodies. among the firefighters who died was 52-year-old kenny harris, captain with dallas fire-rescue, who lived in west and had reportedly been off-duty when he learned of the fire at the plant. jerry chapman, the member of the abbott volunteer vice president and morris bridges of the west volunteer fire department. there may not be a nobler civic undertaking than being a volunteer firefighter. it
, martin richard and lingzi lu as well as for fallen m.i.t. police officer sean collier, gunned down thursday night allegedly during the suspects' flight to watertown. we honor them all tonight as we a short time ago, people gathered on the boston university campus as well to remember lingzi lu, who came here from china to pursue a graduate degree in applied math. her family says that while she was here, she fell in love with this great city. and tonight this great city, boston, returned that love. we also honor the bravery of a young woman i spoke to, a dancer who lost a foot and part of her leg in the bombings but vows she will dance again. she's a dance instructor and plans to give lessons again. you will hear from her and her optimism and strength will inspire you. we begin with breaking news. jay tapper is joiping us in boston. what are you learning about what the suspect is saying. >> according to one government official and this is a preliminary investigation but dzhokhar tsarnaev is saying the following to investigators. first of all, there were no foreign terrorist groups in
of the 26-year-old sean collier. and vice president biden is due to attend that to show respect. cnn has learned some new and chilling detail of collier's ambush. cnn's deb feyerick will join plea now with those. what have we learned? zbl >> one of the big questions, why did they kill the police officer? did they spot him? but now we're being told that the m.i.t. officer allegedly shot to death by the two brothers never alerted dispatch, that he -- that he had seen them, he never had time to trigger his emergency system which is what they have on radios in event they can't actually get to their radio. what we're being told is that one of the brothers allegedly one of the brothers walked up to the car and simply executed this man as he sat alone in his patrol car on the m.i.t. campus. police responded not because they had gotten a call from the police officer, they responded because there were multiple 911 calls that came in saying that shots had been fired on the campus. one thing investigators are look at is why did they do this, because it didn't appear that he had spotted them first.
officer sean collier. police say that the 27-year-old was the victim of a vicious assassination by the boston bombing suspects. collier's sibling spoke exclusively with the "today show's" savannah guthrie. >> i this ink we're coping as best as we possibly can. we're a very large and close family. we've sort of rallied together at our parents' house, spending time together and trying to remember the best parts about sean. >> now you know, through his death, i really realize how good of a person he was. and i wish i could have told him that while he was still here. >> tomorrow, vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden are going to be traveling to cambridge to attend a public memorial service for collier on the m.i.t. campus. which is mourning his loss. er ] from the way the bristles move to the way they clean, once you try an oral-b deep sweep power brush, you'll never go back to a regular manual brush. its three cleaning zones with dynamic power bristles reach between teeth with more brush movements to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush. and even 76% mor
officer sean collier and eight-year-old martin richard. at the same time, the medical condition of the surviving suspect-- 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev-- was upgraded to fair from serious. he's now facing federal charges that he and his older brother tamerlan planted pressure cooker bombs near the finish line for the boston marathon. tamerlan later died after a shootout with police. in providence, rhode island, lawyers for tamerlan tsarnaev's wife catherine said she had been unaware of the bombing plot. >> the reports of involvement by her husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock to them all. as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims, students, law enforcement officers, families and our community. in the aftermath of this tragedy she, her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with this event. >> woodruff: meanwhile, both the "washington post" and the "new york times" have reported that the younger tsarnaev admitted his role in the attack. the "post" also reported he told investigators that u.s.
. the last fatal victim, m.i.t. officer sean collier was laid to rest today in massachusetts. his casket watched over by a police honor guard. the mourners were led by collier's parents and five siblings. vice president joe biden will attend a public memorial tomorrow. 8-year-old martin richard was also laid to rest this morning in a private funeral. a public memorial is also being planned. as for the survivors, amazingly, only one victim is still in critical condition. 45 remain hospitalized. of the total 264 injured, boston public health commission says the number of injured has increased because some victims delayed getting medical attention and are just now seeing a doctor. boston's recovery continues as the six-block area around the marathon finish line is now reopened to businesses and residents for the first time since the attack. nbc news national investigative correspondent mike isikoff remains in boston for us. michael, what more have we learn about this lone wolf claim? >> reporter: well, this is looking more and more to bureau officials like a case of self-radicalization. as
.i.t. officer allegedly killed by the boston bombing suspects. sean collier's siblings spoke exclusively to nbc's savannah guthrie about their loss. >> i think we're coping as best as we possibly can. we are a very large and close family. we've sort of rallied together at our parents' house, just spending time together and trying to remember the best parts about sean. >> now, you know, through his death, i really, i realize how good of a person he was and i wish i could have told him that while he was still here. >> under questioning from his hospital bed, dzhokhar tsarnaev tells investigators that he and his brother had no connection to any international nexus of terrorism, but were motivated by religious fervor, acting alone, learning their bomb making from where else, but the internet. with us now from boston is kevin cullen, a columnist from "the boston globe." >> okay. all right. he's in the shot, he said. >> kevin, can you hear me? >> yep, i can hear you. >> great. i can't see you yet. i can now. thank you so much, kevin. >> okay. >> you've written, kevin, outstandingly about everything f
-old martin richard, and m.i.t. police officer sean collier. we're also learning a preliminary search of phones and computers used by the bombing suspects finds no indication of an accomplice. joe has said he copied bombs from an al qaeda website. we're joined by former u.s. attorney general mr. alberto gonzalez, now counsel at the nashville law firm of waller and lanzaen. thank you, sir. we appreciate it very much. i want to ask you, do you buy this story they acted independently. are you yourself satisfied with this story? >> well, i'm not satisfied, because the investigative work hasn't been completed. and so i still think we're in the process of gathering information. it is possible that these individuals learned this technique over the internet. and they got lucky. unlucky for obviously some boston residents. but, again, i think it's too early to speculate in terms of whether or not did they act alone. i think there is more work to be done here. >> i mean, the whole business here -- let me just run a couple things by you. first of all, this very unusual -- obviously, this guy is
campus police officer sean collier, tomorrow vice president joe biden and his wife will be here for a campus memorial at mit for officer collier who, shep, was not that much orderly than the mit students that he protected. back to you. >> shepard: eric, attorneys representing the bombing suspect's sisters released a statement late this afternoon saying how hurt they are by the events last week. the statement reads our hearts go out to the victims of last week's bombing. it saddens us to see some innocent people hurt after such a callus act. as a family we are devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. we don't have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more. we ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time. the fbi confiscated items from one of those sister's' apartments in west new york new jersey. processed the evidence and cleared the two sisters. janet napolitano faced a slew of questions on capitol hill today over whether the u.s. needs tougher border security measures to represent meefnt nor boston
for slain m.i.t. officer sean collier. the tsarnaev brothers allegedly killed collier on the school's campus thursday night. a public memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow on m.i.t.'s campus. vice president joe biden is expected to attend. >>> and we're hearing from the law officers who took suspect johar tsarnaev into custody on friday night. members of the transit police s.w.a.t. team made the arrest after a man found him hiding in a boat in his backyard. >> i saw the suspect sitting up on the -- i believe it's called the gunnel of the boat with one leg hanging over the side and his hands were just sort of down by his side. he looked weak. he was shaky, appeared to be losing consciousness. >> hear more from the s.w.a.t. team members on "cbs this morning." that's starting at 7:00 right here on kpix 5. >>> 5:31 now. two suspected terrorists have a bail hearing today up in canada. authorities say two men were scheming to derail a passenger train in the toronto area. suspects are foreign nationals. they lived in canada and had been under surveillance for over a year. officials say they we
was 26-year-old sean collier, a rookie cop whose chief said he was born to be a police officer. as police zero in reports come of an area carjacking, mercedes suv is snatched with a passenger still inside. the passenger was miraculously released by the carjackers half an hour later at a cambridge gas station. police now know who they are looking for -- brothers dzhokhar tsarnaev and tamerlan tsarnaev. the siblings age 19 and 26 now lead police on a bomb littered chase to nearby watertown, massachusetts. >> during the course of that pursuit several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. >> reporter: around 1:00 a.m. friday a massive law enforcement descent upon the suburb. >> this is my home and it's scary to think of your home as, like, a war zone. >> soon the streets echo with chaos as officers and their targets engage in the dramatic firefight. one resident tweeted this photo of a bullet hole blown through the wall calendar in his home. >> do not answer your door unless it is an identified police officer. other watertown residents are awakened by blasts.
find out who they are. >> pelley: by 10:15 thursday night, officer sean collier was ambushed and murdered in his cruiser. then, gunmen hijacked a car which was spotted by a lone watertown officer. >> davis: at that point, the vehicle stopped. the two suspects alighted from the area of the vehicle and opened fire on the officer. ( gunfire ) very quickly another officer, richard donohue from the m.b.t.a. police, arrived at the at the scene and also engaged in gun battle. he was shot and grievously wounded. >> police radio: loud explosions, loud explosions, loud explosions! >> davis: the suspects began to log devices at the police, and the first one was a huge explosion. and then the follow-up explions we smaller. but they were improvised hand grenades were being thrown at the officers. >> pelley: the big explosion was a bomb like the ones at the marathon. parts of it were embedded in the patrol cars. the grenades were packed with steel pellets just like the marathon bombs. ( rapid gunfire ) >> davis: the gun battle continued until on the suspects ranutmunion anone of the sergea
. twovictims of the bombings, officers have been heard, one who lost his life, sean collier, and another is fighting for his life. haveht you are going to many questions. i want to say, as i said the last several days, this has been a very active and ongoing investigation. although for some of you tonight is closure, for me the journey continues. this will continue to be an ongoing and active investigation as we sort all the details, continue to evaluate it tremendous amount of evidence and file our formal charges. i will say this, i have never been prouder to stand with a tremendous group of law enforcement here. from the kernel to the to my federal colleague with the fbi. all of the federal agencies, state and local departments that have worked so hard since the attacks on monday. so committed and putting their lives on the line as we thought the last 24 hours to try and get a suspect into custody. my journey and my office is theney begins and investigation will continue. we will not be able to provide the details that you may want at this time. as the days continue, you will get answ
-year-old martin richard. hundreds turned out for a wake for sean collier and a public memorial service is scheduled tomorrow. vice president joe biden and jill biden are set to attend. >> so tragic. thank you, john. 48 minutes past the hour. still ahead airline passengers will have to keep their knives, bats and golf clubs at home at least for a while longer. why the tsa is delaying the new policy that was scheduled to take effect this week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston this morning and we're getting our first real look inside the mind of a suspected terrorist this morning. boston marathon bombing s
president joe biden will attend a memorial service for m.i.t. officer sean collier in boston. 48 survivors are recovering in the hospital, two in critical condition. everyone is expected to survive. among those in critical condition is transit officer wounded in last week's shooting. >>> first responders who jumped into action after the boston marathon bombings are receiving tokens of appreciation from around the country, mostly in the form of pizza. companies and ordinary people donating pizza and other food through the website, everything is being delivered to boston area police. fbi agents, doctors, nurses. all to say thank you for a job well done. that's pretty much how they reward us in the newsroom as well, pizza. and we don't mind. >> we don't mind. it was kind of a curse last week. we got pizza for the west texas explosion. and then friday happened. >> next time we see pizza. we better hold on to our seats. >> run in the opposite direction. we don't want anything to do with pizza for sure. not for the next couple months. just touching on boston for a moment,
, the graduate student at boston university from china. and the m.i.t. police officer, sean collier, 26 years old. and more than 250 other people were injured as a result of those bombs. ashley banfield is here. we're getting some new information, ashleigh. i know you're getting why ur sources. what are you hearing what's going on? >> one of the more fascinating developments i learned today, this comes straight from the top, from the district attorney of suffolk county that represents boston, has told me in the next couple of days, wolf, they're likely going to be moving the suspect and actually taking him from the beth israel deaconess hospital. there is a possibility he will be taken to another hospital. i'm told that there has been a lot of consternation because many of the victims who are being treated there, at one point i believe there were about 11 at the beth israel. many of the family members of those who were injured are understandably quite upset they're at the same facility where the suspect is being treated as well, the defendant i think we can now call him quite fairly, where he's b
lingzi lu and krystle campbell and the m.i.t. police officer shot down, sean collier. yes the city has the jubilation and also the tragedy and some of the victim's families responded to the arrest, john, the brother of krystle campbell telling "the boston globe" he's glad this arrest happen and it doesn't bring his sister back and the sentiment echoed by the richard family saying none of this will bring back our beloved martin so you still have a long, long way to go here. >> nothing will bring back their children, their brothers, their sisters. poppy harlow in watertown, thank you so much. >> the richard family still has the recovery of their daughter and the mother. so this is just still just the beginning for the families. spokesman for russian president vladimir putin says russia wants to get official information on the boston bombing suspects from the united states and expects there to be contact between investigators of both countries. >> how likely is this? let's ask barbara starr joining us now. what do we know about this russian/u.s. connection? >> well, john, christine, good
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